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JäRVENPää (Finnish pronunciation: ; Swedish : Träskända) is a town and municipality of Finland .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Traffic

* 4 Culture

* 4.1 Events

* 5 Neighbourhoods * 6 Politics * 7 Management

* 8 International relations

* 8.1 Twin towns — Sister cities

* 9 References * 10 External links

HISTORY

Järvenpää
Järvenpää
was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. Järvenpää
Järvenpää
was granted the status of a market town (kauppala) after the separation. Neighbouring districts Kellokoski and Nummenkylä were not added to the municipality of Järvenpää
Järvenpää
and the controversy over the issue still raises blood pressure fifty years later. In the event, Kellokoski remained part of the municipality of Tuusula. Järvenpää was granted full legal town (kaupunki) status in 1967.

GEOGRAPHY

Järvenpää
Järvenpää
is located on the Helsinki
Helsinki
Riihimäki railway track, some 37 kilometres (23 mi) north of Helsinki. Neighbouring cities are Tuusula , Sipoo and Mäntsälä . People also refer to Kerava as Järvenpää's neighbour, even though they do not technically share a border, thanks to the one kilometre-wide land area that belongs to Tuusula.

TRAFFIC

The railroad goes through the city centre. In addition to the main railway station , there are Kyrölä , Saunakallio , Haarajoki and Purola railway stations.

The trip to Helsinki
Helsinki
takes about half an hour, whether by rail or road, and to the airport of Helsinki-Vantaa about 20 minutes. Train connections to the capital are good. Uusimaa's trains leave the main station twice an hour (xx:14 and xx:41), and from other stations once an hour.

CULTURE

Ainola.

Järvenpää
Järvenpää
is widely known as the location of Ainola
Ainola
, the home of the composer Jean Sibelius . It is sited about two kilometers south of the city centre. The composer moved with his family to the cottage designed by Lars Sonck on September 24, 1904, and he lived there until his death in 1957. Ainola
Ainola
is open for visitors in the summer months as the "museum of Sibelius".

Juhani Aho
Juhani Aho
moved with his wife Venny Soldan-Brofeldt to Järvenpää in 1897. They lived for fourteen years in a villa, called Vårbacka, next to the shore of Lake Tuusula . The villa was later called Ahola.

EVENTS

Events are held in the Järvenpää-talo (lit. Järvenpää-house) throughout the year: concerts, theatre and art-shows. The favorite-place of children is Pikku-Aino's home, where children can play, make shows and so on.

There is a musical event, which is arranged every year, called Puistoblues (fi) (lit. Park Blues). "Blues-week" starts from the "Blues street" of the city centre, and concerts and informal sessions are arranged in bars and restaurants. The main concert is at the end of Blues-week, and is arranged in Vanhankylänniemi on the Saturday.

NEIGHBOURHOODS

Järvenpää
Järvenpää
is divided into 25 neighbourhoods . The locations of individual neighbourhoods are shown below.

* Wärtsilä * Nummenkylä * Pietilä * Haarajoki * Jamppa * Peltola * Isokytö * Mylly * Saunakallio * Sorto * Pajala * Loutti * Pöytäalho * Terhola * Satumetsä * Mikonkorpi * Kaakkola * Keskus * Kinnari * Satukallio * Vanhakylä * Lepola * Kyrölä * Terioja * Ristinummi

POLITICS

Järvenpää railway station Helsingintie

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011
Finnish parliamentary election, 2011
in Järvenpää:

* National Coalition Party 27.1% * Social Democratic Party 21.7% * True Finns
True Finns
21.5% * Green League
Green League
10.3% * Centre Party 6.7% * Left Alliance 6.2% * Christian Democrats 3,6% * Swedish People\'s Party 0.7%

MANAGEMENT

Järvenpää
Järvenpää
belongs to Uudenmaan vaalipiiri (electoral district of Uusimaa) and its town council has 51 councillors. The town council's political groups (2004-2008) were :

* Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue (The Social Democratic Party of Finland) (14 councils), * Kokoomus (The National Coalition Party) (13), * Järvenpää 2000 Plus (7), * Keskusta (The Centre Party) (7), * Vihreä liitto (The Green League) (4), * Vasemmistoliitto (The Left Alliance) (3), * Kristillisdemokraatit (Christian Democrats) (1), * Suomen kommunistinen puolue (Communist Party of Finland) (1), * Liberaalit (Liberals) (1).

The president of the council was Ari Åberg (Kokoomus).

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Main article: List of twin towns and sister cities in Finland

TWIN TOWNS — SISTER CITIES

Järvenpää
Järvenpää
is twinned with:

* Vác , Hungary
Hungary
* Rødovre , Denmark
Denmark
* Lørenskog
Lørenskog
, Norway
Norway
* Täby , Sweden
Sweden
* Jõgeva County , Estonia
Estonia
* Volkhov
Volkhov
, Russia
Russia
* Buchholz in der Nordheide , Germany
Germany
* Pasadena , California
California
, USA * Ho , Ghana
Ghana

REFERENCES

* ^ "Population density by area 1.1.2016". Statistics Finland. Retrieved 12 February 2017. * ^ "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, maaliskuu.2016" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 31 March 2016. * ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009. * ^ "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009. * ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. * ^ Railway timetables Archived November 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ "Tervetuloa! - Järvenpään vihreät ry". Jarvenpaanvihreat.fi. Retrieved 2014-02-26. * ^ Statistic Finland municipal election results. (2004)

EXTERNAL LINKS

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